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The river is pretty deep here.
an area of high hills and deep valleys
How deep is the snow?
The pond needs to be at least ten feet deep.
He had a deep cut on his forehead.
By this time we were deep inside enemy territory.
a small cabin deep in the woods
Her husband seemed deep in conversation with Mrs. Beeley.
He was deep in thought, oblivious to all the noise around him.
He believes in throwing new recruits in at the deep end.
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